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The Noetic Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group with members in Southern California and around the world, who have been inspired to study Homer, Parmenides, the pre-Socratics, Plato, the neo-Platonists, and other perennial philosophers and mystics, not for academic reasons, but for personal spiritual growth. The society was founded by Pierre Grimes, PhD in 1967, and was incorporated in 1978.



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Synopsis On this Friday night, Pierre asks us to consider what criterion Plato is using to reject Homer so frequently in his Republic . Highlights what is going on in books 9 and 10 of Plato’s Republic ? book 10: if Plato is criticizing/rejecting Homer, what is the reason? what kinds of answers truly answer questions? Imitation vs Truth and Virtue What does it take to master Plato? Plato’s criticism of Homer’s view of the gods How does Plato view them? Does he reject only what is being...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, republic, iliad, odyyssey, book10, homer
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Synopsis This Friday night, we continue working on Plato’s Ion with Pierre. Our ‘homework’ for today had been to read (or re-read) book 1 of Plato’s Republic – usually we use the Rouse ( ISBN:978-0451471703 ) or the Balboa – and collect a list of the points made there about what an ‘art’ is, so that we could consider its applicability here in the Ion . Most of Pierre’s questions are below. For more study questions and discussion, please see also our other sessions on the Ion...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, ion, republic, iliad, homer
Synopsis We continue on with our study of whether philosophical midwifery is in Homer's Iliad , and whether, therefore, the Greek / Hellenic civilization was aware of something profound and crucial for the Destiny of Man (which our “ modern “ culture lacks). As before, we particularly reference both of Pierre's “Struggle for Excellence” papers: the 2004 Athens conference paper and its 2005 APPA journal article derivative . Today's Quote: “The Greeks discovered from Homer and the works...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, iliad, struggle-for-excellence, homer, grimes
Synopsis Pierre continues to take us through his Athens paper, making the case for a tradition of philosophical midwifery in Homer's time. Today we review step four of Pierre's five points: Dealing with the consequences of the pathologos problem. As before, we particularly reference both of Pierre's “Struggle for Excellence” papers: the 2004 Athens conference paper and its 2005 APPA journal article derivative . Original Location https://archive.org/details/20200501NSFRI Usage License CC...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, struggle-for-excellence, homer, grimes
Synopsis Continuing on our online meetings, today we review Pierre's “Struggle for Excellence” papers (the June 2004 Athens conference talk and the March 2005 APPA article ), using them to examine Pierre's question to us: Is there or is there not evidence that in Homer's Iliad , Achilles is going through all of the steps that we identify as Philosophical Midwifery? The five “steps”: the present situation that manifested the problem the pathologos state of mind the transmission scene...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, iliad, struggle-for-excellence, homer, grimes, nsvc
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Synopsis Sunday afternoon with Pierre. First a dream with Eric. Then a discussion of the Iliad and the ‘anagogic quest’, i.e., the soul's intentional reversion (in two stages) to the Brilliant Light of Being and then to the One/Self. Pierre's Questions to Us and Topic Highlights Eric's dream David's question about Eric's dream: the problem of reconciliation (step 5 from Pierre's paper) What would it be like to, once you saw your problem, go out and face a person who had felt the brunt of...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, iliad, phaedrus, homer, nsvc
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Synopsis Saturday morning with Pierre on Jitsi. Looking at his paper given in Athens in 2004, and later published in the inaugural issue of the Journal of the APPA (March 2005), regarding finding Philosophical Midwifery in the Iliad, and its superiority to modern psychology. The issue of cause. Looking more in depth at the problem of the pathologos, using the Iliad, and looking at Agamemnon, Achilles, and Zeus. Then Pierre helps Belinda explore a recent dream. Pierre's Questions to Us and Topic...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, iliad, book09, book24, homer, nsvc
Synopsis Another scheduled Parmenides/Theology discussion session, but we continue on with exploring Homer's Iliad . How do we deal with the problem of anger, completely, and finally? What other religious text deals with this, besides the Iliad? How do the Iliad and the Phaedrus both help us by giving us keys to following Zeus (becoming philosophers)? Pierre's Questions to Us and Topic Highlights Pierre and Belinda on letting go of anger in family and in Homer's Iliad Is the one idea we need to...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, iliad, phaedrus, book09, book24, homer, nsvc
Synopsis Dream Explorations with Bradley, Josh, and Jed Continued discussion under Pierre's leadership of Book 24 of Homer's Iliad . What can we conclude about what the Iliad and Chapter 24 are telling us about ourselves? Pierre's Questions to Us What's the point of reading this work? What can we get from it? How does it fit with the Will of Zeus? How would a Greek react/respond to this work? What would they take away? What did each of the people in Book 24 learn? Describe each participant...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, NSDRM, pg1, iliad, phaedrus, book24, homer, nsvc
Synopsis On this Friday night, we Jitsi with Pierre, still on Book 24 of Homer's Iliad . He has us looking primarily at how anger is dissolved in the primary combatants, as well as the others; what dissolves it; whether this work can thus be a model for our lives. Pierre's Questions to Us How can we tie the beginning of this work to the end? Is there a relationship? As Zeus lays out his plan, it plays itself out among all the people in book 24. What did each of them learn? How did it affect...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, phaedrus, book24, homer, nsvc
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Synopsis Even though this is typically a Parmenides or Elements-of-Theology meeting scheduled at this time, Pierre wanted to continue on with Homer's Iliad . We finish up Book 24, with Pierre having us consider the anger held by gods and humans, and what got them out of it. Specifically, Zeus' role is considered and his divine plan, and how anger is resolved in both gods and humans. (This is again a Jitsi-meet, during the coronavirus isolation..) Highlights and Questions for Study The following...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, iliad, book24, homer, nsvc
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Apr 4, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis This Saturday morning we rejoin online again. After first a dream exploration with Grace , we continue under Pierre's leadership our exploration of Homer's Iliad , Book 24, from last night's discussion , focusing on the question of how the word, 'αυτο' (Self) is used in reference to humans, and to the gods, and how that differs, and therefore what we can conclude about the message the ancient Greeks had for us through this work. Topic Highlights Continuation of last night's...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, iliad, book24, homer, nsvc
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Apr 3, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis A Friday-night continuing to explore the autos -- Greek word 'αυτο' (Self) -- in the Iliad, Book 24, their usage, and implications, this time especially with how Self is used with reference to the gods. (Lines 105-198; Fitzgerald pages 571-3) Topic Highlights How are the gods functioning in book 24? How would you describe the order in the conversation that took place between zeus and the other gods that takes up 1/2 of that chapter? What is going on? What is zeus achieving? How is...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book24, homer, nsvc
Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session of study. Lately we've been taking a break from the Parmenides, going through Proclus' Theology of Plato (*) instead, in order to see how Proclus lays out the 14 orders of gods implied in the Parmenides. Today we read . Today was scheduled to be a normal Parmenides/Theology-of-Plato study meeting. But we ended up doing very little reading/studying (except for Regina's question). Instead, it ended up being...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, iliad, philosophical-midwifery, theology-of-plato, phaedrus,...
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Synopsis Our first Saturday Jitsi'ing with Pierre in lieu of Regina's or David's houses - again because of the corona virus. The advantage is that many of our old (but now remote) friends were able to join us. This Saturday, Pierre wanted us to make further progress through Book 24 of Homer's Iliad , continuing to look at the occurrences of the Greek word 'αυτο' (Self), using the Fitzgerald translation and Barbara's retranslations of certain sentences with auto as Self. So Barbara leads us...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, iliad, book24, homer, nsvc
Synopsis Barbara leads our NS Friday night gang through some more of the occurrences of 'αυτο' (Self), found in Homer's Iliad, Book 23. (She has made a list, in two formats, which we follow -- see below, in Study Materials.) Study Materials Fitzgerald Translation : We read from the Fitzgerald translation of the Iliad (there are several editions of this, but one is ISBN-10: 0374529051, ISBN-13: 978-0374529055). This can sometimes also be found online in PDF format. Balboa Translation : Our...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book23, homer
This Friday night was three-part: First, DonB gives us a talk on the latest work he has been doing on the abiding, proceeding, and returning of the Self. Next (starting at about 0:23:15) Pierre has us consider two main uses of the idea of 'Self'. Finally, we get into Homer's Iliad again (Book 23), with the Fitzgerald version, and Barbara's notes on the autos. Study Materials Fitzgerald Translation : We read from the Fitzgerald translation of the Iliad (there are several editions of this, but...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book23, homer
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Feb 14, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Tonight we continue looking at the auto's in Book 23 of Homer's Iliad . Study Materials Fitzgerald Translation : We read from the Fitzgerald translation of the Iliad (there are several editions of this, but one is ISBN-10: 0374529051, ISBN-13: 978-0374529055). This can sometimes also be found online in PDF format. Balboa Translation : Our own Juan and Maria Balboa offer their helpful Greek-English interlinear and colorized translation of the Iliad (with the auto's translated properly...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book23, homer
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Feb 7, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis We continue with Homer's Iliad , Fitzgerald edition, looking at the auto's (Self), with Barbara helping us with her prepared review of these, and how the meaning changes when auto is translated as Self. In particular, today we look at Achilles in the games, after the funeral. In each of these games/contests, Achilles makes a referee judgement. What do each of these judgements mean when they are taken together? What can we say therefore about Achilles and his state of mind? We may also...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book23, homer
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Jan 17, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Pierre leads us through another Friday night, continuing our investigation of how 'properly' translating the 'autos' in Homer's Iliad raises the level of meaning in this work. We are, as usual, indebted to the great work of our own Barbara Stecker, who has identified and listed the locations in Book 23 where the autos occur, and provided possible re-interpretations of these phrases for us to consider. Pierre continues to have us ponder last week's question, but slightly reworded: Why...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book23, homer
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Synopsis We continue our study of Homer's Iliad , this week jumping forward to Book 23. Pierre asks us to consider why the Greeks stop to participate in games. Why does Homer include this? Why is it necessary to the work? And also: Why at this point (Book 23) in the work? Why not earlier? We look at the first few occurrences of auto (Self) using the list of Self occurrences that Barbara provided for us (forthcoming). Study Materials Fitzgerald Translation : We read from the Fitzgerald...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book23, homer
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Jan 3, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Pierre leads the group through the rest of Book 11 of Homer's Iliad , with Barbara's help identifying and re-translating all the places where (αυτο, auto, “Self”) is not translated faithfully by Fitzgerald. This is in essence, a review of the homework assignment he gave us last week . Again, the questions are the same: How does Homer use the idea of “Self” (αυτο, auto)? Why does every translation of Homer's Iliad (and many other Greek works, including the New Testament)...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book11, homer
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Dec 27, 2019 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Having been studying Homer's Iliad lately, tonight Pierre gets us into Book 11, again considering the places where translators have traditionally not translated the word for “Self” (αυτο, auto) indeed as Self. We do not complete Book 11 tonight, but Pierre asks us to do so on our own for next week's meeting. How does Homer use the idea of “Self” (αυτο, auto)? Why does every translation of Homer's Iliad (and many other Greek works, including the New Testament) ignore the...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book11, homer
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Dec 13, 2019 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Tonight in this short talk, Pierre has us focus on only one page (235 in most of the Fitzgerald printings, i.e., lines 145-208) of Book 10 of Homer's Iliad . Barbara has identified four uses of Self (αυτο) in these lines, and she reads the text, replacing the Fitzgerald translation with her own translation of Self (or selves) in these places. Pierre has us consider the difference(s). Is Homer giving the idea of Self an autonomous existence? What kind of a role are selves playing?...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book10, homer
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Nov 22, 2019 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Study Materials We read from the Fitzgerald translation of the Iliad. Barbara's Auto's Document: Barbara has compiled study sheets with lists of the occurrences of the word, 'αυτο' (Self) in several books of the Iliad. Stored in PDF format here . Thank you, Barbara. Pierre's chart from this evening is posted as a JPEG in the Download Options menu. Original Location https://archive.org/details/20191122NSFRI Usage License CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License Please Help Support the Project...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book10, homer
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Nov 1, 2019 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Tonight we finish reading Book 9 of Homer's Iliad , and consider Achilles' (Akhilleus') response to Lord Phoenix's speech. While reading, we consider the role of αυτο (auto, or 'Self') where it appears in the text. Next week: Book 10 Study Materials We read from the Fitzgerald translation of the Iliad. Barbara's Auto's Document: Barbara has compiled study sheets with lists of the occurrences of the word, 'αυτο' (Self) in several books of the Iliad. Stored in PDF format here ....
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book09, homer
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Oct 25, 2019 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Tonight Pierre points to the kinds of parallels we might work on finding between the two stories Lord Phoenix tells (of his own life, and of the saga of Meléagros) and Akhilleus' situation. Highlights How alert/aware is Lord Phoenix to what he is doing? (Bradley: And why now?) Barbara reads Book 9, from about Line 400 / page 219 in many printings (“Akhilleus, if it is true you set your heart on home..”) to “..even though you turn the tide of war.” (Fitzgerald) Comparing a...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book09, homer
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Oct 11, 2019 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis We continue with our (re)exploration of Homer's Iliad . This week, we read the Fitzgerald translation of part of Book 9. First we read Achilles' speech, his answer to Odysseus about how he feels about himself and the situation. Then we move on to Lord Phoenix's re-telling of his own raising of Achilles and we take beginning note of how the things that happened to Lord Phoenix match 1-for-1 to the things that happened to Achilles -- an indication of a likely pathologos transmission....
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book09, homer
Synopsis Pierre asks us: “Knowing The Role of Self in Plato, the Gospel of John, Homer's Iliad, and Proclus: What Difference Has it Made for You?” Highlights Have you come to know the role of the Self in Plato, the Gospel of John, Homer's Iliad, and Proclus? If so, what effect has it had on your life? When would you have liked to know this? Gospel of Mark - it's not in there. Is there a denial going on? If there is, it is consistent with the writings of Paul. How would psychology be...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, gospel-of-mark, iliad, homer, mark
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Aug 16, 2019 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Pierre has us consider the central place of Book 20 in Homer's Iliad , and how the gods are functioning in this work. Highlights What would a Greek see in Book 20? Why is Book 20 necessary? Why is Book 20 central to the work? How is each of the gods functioning, and what is the response of Zeus? Are all the gods inspiring both the Trojans and the Acheians? What effect would these conclusions have on you as a Greek? Are there gods? Do they share the same vision (with each other)? Do...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book20, homer
Synopsis Another lovely Saturday morning coffee with Pierre and the gang. Dreams from Eldar, Jed, and Josh are explored. Juan and Maria Balboa are visiting, so we ask Juan about his experience translating the Iliad. (He has finished through Book 12 so far, and has started on Book 13.) We focus the last hour or so on Jed, who is having trouble reading the Republic and coming to his own conclusions, and being “stung” or puzzled (a la Meno). Great insights. Dream Texts Eldar's Dream 10 August...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, iliad,republic, book13, book05, homer
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Aug 9, 2019 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis For the third week now, we review Book 18 of Homer's Iliad . We are looking over what Achilles' learned from his reflections. Pierre opens by putting up on the board: Could Achilles'reflections just prior to his enlightenment experience have been a factor in that experience? Did that experience resolve his problems? Study Materials We read from the Fitzgerald translation of the Iliad. Barbara's Auto's Document: Barbara has compiled study sheets with lists of the occurrences of the...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book18, homer
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Synopsis Pierre breaks down into eight stages the states of mind (detailed in Book 18) that Achilles goes through in order to break through and see into his problem. Study Materials We read from the Robert Fitzgerald translation of the Iliad (ISBN-10: 0374529051, ISBN-13: 978-0374529055). This can sometimes also be found online in PDF format. Barbara's Auto's Document: Barbara has compiled study sheets with lists of the occurrences of the word, 'αυτο' (Self) in several books of the Iliad....
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book18, homer
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Synopsis We return to Book 18 (having looked at it three times before ) looking again at how the occurrences of 'αυτο' (Self) are used, and if we can discern any pattern. We don't come to any conclusions yet, but it is a good evening to consider a number of possibilities for each quote. Barbara has made some slight corrections to her list of the auto's in Book 18, and we use the update. Pierre starts out the session writing the following on the board: “If there is said to be a major idea...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book18, homer
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Jul 12, 2019 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Original Location https://archive.org/details/20190712NSFRI Usage License CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License Please Help Support the Project Like these videos? Please consider supporting Pierre, the NS, and our archiving activity by giving a small amount monthly to support our work. Go to noeticsociety.org and the 'Support the Project' section. Look for the Paypal or other link. We'd love it if you chose to 'Make this a monthly donation', as well -- rather than just one-time -- in whatever...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book11, homer
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Jun 28, 2019 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Original Location https://archive.org/details/20190628NSFRI Usage License CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License Please Help Support the Project Like these videos? Please consider supporting Pierre, the NS, and our archiving activity by giving a small amount monthly to support our work. Go to noeticsociety.org and the 'Support the Project' section. Look for the Paypal or other link. We'd love it if you chose to 'Make this a monthly donation', as well -- rather than just one-time -- in whatever...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book10, homer
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Jun 21, 2019 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Original Location https://archive.org/details/20190621NSFRI Usage License CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License Please Help Support the Project Like these videos? Please consider supporting Pierre, the NS, and our archiving activity by giving a small amount monthly to support our work. Go to noeticsociety.org and the 'Support the Project' section. Look for the Paypal or other link. We'd love it if you chose to 'Make this a monthly donation', as well -- rather than just one-time -- in whatever...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book09, homer
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Jun 14, 2019 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Original Location https://archive.org/details/20190614NSFRI Usage License CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License Please Help Support the Project Like these videos? Please consider supporting Pierre, the NS, and our archiving activity by giving a small amount monthly to support our work. Go to noeticsociety.org and the 'Support the Project' section. Look for the Paypal or other link. We'd love it if you chose to 'Make this a monthly donation', as well -- rather than just one-time -- in whatever...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book09, homer, NSDRM
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May 10, 2019 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Tenth in Pierre's latest series of Friday night dialogues on Homer's Iliad . Barbara has worked hard to update her work on the auto's in the Iliad, this time from Book 21. As we had limited time left after dreams, we only picked a few (#'s 1, 6, 10, 15, 16, and 25) to work on. Next week we will continue. Study Materials We read from the Fitzgerald translation of the Iliad. Barbara's Auto's Document: Barbara has compiled study sheets with lists of the occurrences of the word, 'αυτο'...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book21, homer
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May 3, 2019 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Ninth in Pierre's latest series of Friday night dialogues on Homer's Iliad . We continue on with Barbara's help, looking at the 'αυτο's (Self's) in book 20, and considering how they are used. Study Materials Barbara's Auto's Document: Barbara has compiled study sheets with lists of the occurrences of the word, 'αυτο' (Self) in several books of the Iliad. Stored in PDF format here . Thank you, Barbara. We are reading from the Fitzgerald translation of the Iliad, as Juan Balboa...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book20, homer
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Apr 27, 2019 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Saturday chats are always lovely with Pierre. But they don't get much better than this. We consider the spiritual meaning of Homer's Iliad with Pierre's careful dialoguing with us, all starting from a question that Maria brought in. Just lovely, lovely philosophy. Keep in mind, as “ransom” is used here, a) it not only has a completely different meaning for the Greeks than for us moderns, but b) also Homer (and Pierre!) take its meaning to an even higher level: The proper/just...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, iliad, homer
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Synopsis Eighth in Pierre's latest series of Friday night dialogues on Homer's Iliad . Rather than split up our Friday evening into the usual 2-part dreams and dialog, this evening we had three parts. (This is probably due to people wandering in slowly at the beginning, so we had a small group, and just circled around to chat, first. When it became obvious to me that this was turning into a serious talk, I turned on the camera. The mikes were giving me guff, though, so please hang in there.)...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, chap19, homer
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Apr 19, 2019 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Seventh in Pierre's latest series of Friday night dialogues on Homer's Iliad . We continue working on Book 18, and come closer to seeing how the word auto (Self) is used in Homer's 18th book. At the beginning, before the camera is rolling, Pierre asks us if anyone completed the homework assignment given last Friday. No one has, although Bradley has some notes he took when he tried, and we start from there. Study Materials We read from the Fitzgerald translation of the Iliad. A copy of...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, homer
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Apr 19, 2019 Barbara Stecker
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Synopsis The Noetic Society's own Barbara Stecker has located the occurrences of the ancient Greek word, αυτο (“Self”) in 8 of the 24 books of Homer's Iliad , and provided helpful lists of them here. We use Barbara's study sheets in many of our Friday night meetings in 2019 and 2020 where we were studying the Iliad with Pierre, and considering how this re-translation changes the meaning of each of these passages, and the books and work as a whole. Thank you, Barbara! There are currently...
Topics: philosophy, plato, homer, iliad, self
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Apr 12, 2019 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Sixth in the latest series of Friday night talks on the Iliad. Barbara makes a great list (forthcoming) of the occurrences of 'αυτο' (Self) in the text of Book 18 of Homer's Iliad , and we start from the beginning of Chapter 18 and read through it, stopping and considering each one of these occurrences and what they might mean together as a whole. Study Materials We read from the Fitzgerald translation of the Iliad. Barbara's Auto's Document: Barbara has compiled study sheets with...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, homer, book18
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Apr 5, 2019 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Fifth in the latest series of Friday night talks on the Iliad. Pierre asks us to look at the occurrences of Self (auto) in books 18, 19, and 20. Study Materials We read from the Fitzgerald translation of the Iliad. Barbara's Auto's Document: Barbara has compiled study sheets with lists of the occurrences of the word, 'αυτο' (Self) in several books of the Iliad. Stored in PDF format here . Thank you, Barbara. Pierre's chart from this evening is posted as a JPEG in the Download...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, homer, book18, book19, book20
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Mar 29, 2019 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Fourth in the latest series of Friday nights on the Iliad. Pierre skips us up to Book 18 to look at a quote with an enlightenment experience and the use of auto (Self). Discussion ensues. Study Materials We read from the Fitzgerald translation of the Iliad. Barbara's Auto's Document: Barbara has compiled study sheets with lists of the occurrences of the word, 'αυτο' (Self) in several books of the Iliad. Stored in PDF format here . Thank you, Barbara. More Info Pierre Grimes and...
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Synopsis Another great Saturday morning coffee with Pierre. Personally, this is my favorite kind of Saturday: No dreams. No degradation into political discussion. Just pure philosophy -- Midwifery/Pathologos, Iliad, Parmenides. Highlights Bradley kicks it off: Why do souls want to identify with (inherently false) images of Self? DarleneA's response (in Pierre's Facebook group) to Pierre's “Letter from Alexandros” with her own dream and questions (see her letter below) Homer's Iliad Are the...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, iliad, parmenides, homer
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Mar 22, 2019 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis In this third Friday in the recent Iliad series, we continue to look (using the Balboa translation ) for occurrences of 'αυτο' (Self) in the text of Book 1 of Homer's Iliad , and consider which of these and which should not be with a capital 'S' (Self). Pierre encourages us to gather now all of these together with the work we have done, and see if we can find a pattern in how Homer is using the idea of Self in the Iliad. Next week we will move on to Book 2 and continue our search....
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, homer, book01
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Mar 15, 2019 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis A continuation of last week . Pierre has us go over 2 or 3 quotes in Book 1 of Homer's Iliad, where 'auto' (Self) and 'logos' are used in the Homeric Greek, and asks us to consider: Do these quotes raise the level of reflection and add another dimension to the work? More Info Pierre Grimes and Philosophical Midwifery The Noetic Society The Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society collection here on archive.org.
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, homer, book01
Synopsis In this Saturday informal coffee with Pierre, we continue with last night's exploration of Book 01 of Homer's Iliad , focusing on line 218 of the Balboa translation , and what the repercussions are for that phrase, 'whoever shall be persuaded..' when 'Self' is properly included/translated. Later we explore dreams from Eldar, Barbara, and JulieH. Dream Texts Eldar's Dream March 1, 2019 There was a guitar lesson going on. Pierre was teaching it. I came up to the front to help him or to...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, NSDRM, pg1, iliad, homer, book01
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Mar 8, 2019 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Pierre leads us through the Balboa translation of Homer's Iliad , Book 1, looking for occurrences of αυτο ('auto'), and considering how it might raise the meaning and significance of the Iliad if these are translated directly as 'Self'. More Info Pierre Grimes and Philosophical Midwifery The Noetic Society The Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society collection here on archive.org.
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, homer, book01
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Mar 1, 2019 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Most of our time this week got taken up with dream explorations, so we did not have time for the usual talk/dialogue (Iliad was scheduled). But Pierre gives us a peak at what we will be doing next week, then. He refers, as usual, to the Balboa edition . More Info Pierre Grimes and Philosophical Midwifery The Noetic Society The Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society collection here on archive.org.
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, homer, book05
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Feb 15, 2019 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Pierre starts us back into Homer's Iliad again. He begins by asking what it is we are looking for in the Iliad? And why did it gain the status among the Greeks of a sacred scripture? He has us think about focusing on the turn-about of Achilles, the roles of gods and men, and the significance, if any, of the idea of self, myself, selves, etc. It is on this last point that we spend most of the session, collecting all the quotes (from the Balboa translation) where self ('αυτο') is...
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Synopsis Beginning next week, we'll be going back into Homer's Iliad , jumping into Book 9, and considering it from the angle of the pathologos that Achilles inherited from Phoenix. So Pierre gives us a brief introduction to prepare for next week's reading. Credits Thank you to Regina for contributing her personal audio recording so I could repair the originally faulty audio here from 0:00:16 to 0:08:04. More Info Pierre Grimes and Philosophical Midwifery The Noetic Society The Pierre Grimes...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, homer
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Aug 9, 2018 Juan and Maria Balboa
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Synopsis Two years in the making, Juan and Maria Balboa have translated Homer's  classic, the Iliad . Interlinear English and Greek, with the Greek word order rearranged to match the English, as an assistance to the reader. With Introduction by Juan Balboa and Prologue by Pierre Grimes, Phd. In their translation, the Balboas give special focus to the translation of the appearances of 'αυτο' ('Self'). Published in two volumes: Volume 1 contains books 1-12. Volume 2  contains books 13-24....
Topics: philosophy, plato, homer, iliad
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Original Location https://archive.org/details/20130118NSFRI Usage License CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License Please Help Support the Project Like these videos? Please consider supporting Pierre, the NS, and our archiving activity by giving a small amount monthly to support our work. Go to noeticsociety.org and the 'Support the Project' section. Look for the Paypal or other link. We'd love it if you chose to 'Make this a monthly donation', as well -- rather than just one-time -- in whatever...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book15, book16, homer
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Jan 11, 2013 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Original Location https://archive.org/details/20130111NSFRI Usage License CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License Please Help Support the Project Like these videos? Please consider supporting Pierre, the NS, and our archiving activity by giving a small amount monthly to support our work. Go to noeticsociety.org and the 'Support the Project' section. Look for the Paypal or other link. We'd love it if you chose to 'Make this a monthly donation', as well -- rather than just one-time -- in whatever...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book14, homer, nsaops
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Original Location https://archive.org/details/20130104NSFRI Usage License CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License Please Help Support the Project Like these videos? Please consider supporting Pierre, the NS, and our archiving activity by giving a small amount monthly to support our work. Go to noeticsociety.org and the 'Support the Project' section. Look for the Paypal or other link. We'd love it if you chose to 'Make this a monthly donation', as well -- rather than just one-time -- in whatever...
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Dec 28, 2012 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Original Location https://archive.org/details/20121228NSFRI Usage License CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License Please Help Support the Project Like these videos? Please consider supporting Pierre, the NS, and our archiving activity by giving a small amount monthly to support our work. Go to noeticsociety.org and the 'Support the Project' section. Look for the Paypal or other link. We'd love it if you chose to 'Make this a monthly donation', as well -- rather than just one-time -- in whatever...
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Dialogue(s): iliad Chapters: book10;book11 Original Title: The Analogies Between the Natures of the Gods and Men Book 10, Lines 95-275, 329-367, 387-406, 529- Book 11, Lines 62-83, 188-190, 209-225, 302- , 411-413, 754-932 Synopsis Pierre shows the group how to understand the way Homer uses analogies and the interactions of the Gods with men in order to guide them to see Homer’s vision of the nature of man. An insightful exploration. Goal: “We’re going to see the most important scene, in...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, nsaops, iliad, homer
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Dec 7, 2012 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Text Book 9, Lines 525-743 Synopsis Once again, the group returns to Book 9 and examines closely Lord Phoinix’s speech to Achilles, looking at points he makes and the parallels to Achilles’ current predicament. Some Key Questions: Key Principle: Relations are constant, but terms vary. What strategy did Lord Phoinix use in dealing with Achilles’ problem? How many points does he make? What’s the significance of those? How can you see significance? What do you look for? How do you set it...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, nsaops, iliad, homer
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Nov 30, 2012 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Dialogue(s): iliad Chapters: book09 Sections: Book 9 The Iliad_Video 8_Book 9_2012_11_30 Original Title: On the Significance of the Counsels to Agamemnon Text: Book 9: Lines 15, 20-31, 38-47, 348-349, 365-370, 383, 846-851 Synopsis The group returns again to Book 9 and delves deeper into the speeches of the Akhaians in order to see clearer how the Akhaians had pushed Achilles further into his problem. Some Key Questions How good is his (Diomede’s) seeing? (see lines 846-851) Did these talks...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, nsaops, iliad, homer
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Nov 23, 2012 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Pierre guides participants in understanding the depth of Achilles’ problem and seeing how the Achaians judge the reasoning (the arguments, the logos) that each of them give in response to one another. Opening Questions What can we learn in Book 9? Why is Book 9 there? How do they (the Achaians) understand Achilles’ problem? What do they offer to get him (Achilles) back into his combat or overcome his problem? (Singularly important) How do these men judge one anothers’ plans and...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, nsaops, iliad, homer
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Nov 16, 2012 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Dialogue(s): iliad Chapters: book07;book08 The Iliad: 11.16.2012 Video_Books 7 and 8 Original Title: Judging on How the Athenians and the Trojans Relate to Their Gods Reading: Book 7: Lines 200 and on; Book 8: Lines 1 and on, 403-429, 449-460, 481-505 Synopsis Pierre leads us through a quick outline of Books 7 and 8, and asks us the following questions. THE OPENING QUESTION: How can we judge the way, the circumstances, and purpose, the Achaians and Trojans relate to their Gods? Is this a...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, nsaops, iliad, homer
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Nov 2, 2012 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Dialogue(s): iliad Chapters: book05;book06 Sections: Books 5 and 6 Reading: Book 5, Lines 795 – 844, 888 - 992, 929 – 947, 987 - 1026 Alternate Title: War, the Question of Cause, and Divine Forces Synopsis These are some of the questions Pierre asks of Books 5 and 6, and Noetic Society participants: What’s worth looking at in Books 5 and 6 before skipping them? Are there other wars in history besides this one? What was the cause of it (WWII)? Can you predict the next one, with whom it...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, nsaops, iliad, homer
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Oct 19, 2012 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Dialogue(s): iliad Book 2, Lines 341-387 and Lines 422 - 433 Original title: Geography and The Dream sent by Zeus to Agamemnon Notes OPENING QUESTION: What’s at stake? The more integrity you can find in the text, it builds you see. And therefore, any questions we have about it that challenge the integrity of the text will sap our interest when it gets into more profound states. So, we want to raise all the questions. QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MAP: (The map locates all the ships mentioned in Book 2...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, nsaops, iliad, homer, book02
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Dialogue(s): iliad Chapters: book02 Original title: Geography, Demography and Oneiromancy Notes BOOK 2 THE DREAM: "The first flash of the will of Zeus" and "Zeus raises the whole problem of Achilles to a higher, more profound level." 01:17 - How should we analyze it? 15:03 - We're dealing with one idea, are we not? Does Zeus add anything? In general, you can say, are they adding? And what difference does the adding make? 15:57 - What does Zeus add to the design of the dream?...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, homer, book02, nsaops
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Oct 5, 2012 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Dialogue(s): iliad Book 1: Lines 1 – 10, 72 – 75, 125 – 143. Book 2: Lines 1 – 11. Original title: Of Gods and Men, the Origins of Two Wars Synopsis A lively discussion focusing on identifying a starting point from which to begin an analysis of Homer’s divine song: The Iliad. Below are some key questions that Pierre asks and important points to focus on within The Iliad. Notes BOOK 1 01. (3:43): Is there some starting point we can start with to make some analysis of Homer? 02. (5:57):...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, nsaops, homer, iliad
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Jan 4, 2010 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Another great Saturday morning having coffee with Pierre and a few members of the NS. I did not have energy to set up the camera today, so it was again audio-only. I did snap a couple of photos (in the JPEG section of the Download Options menu of this page). Today, uncharacteristically, we explored no dreams. So room was left open to philosophical discussion -- of which there was a great deal. Also, uncharacteristically, we went out to 4 hours (from 10 'til 2) -- the longest Saturday...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, iliad, republic, parmenides, odyssey, homer
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Synopsis In this article, Pierre Grimes analyzes the growth of Achilles in Homer's Iliad from the perspective of Dr. Grimes’ own philosophical midwifery. It is one of several of his articles reproduced here on the subject of philosophy, philosophical counseling, philosophical midwifery, and The Self, published in Philosophical Practice , the journal of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association (of which Pierre was the founder) with permissions of the author and the editor. It is...
Topics: philosophy, plato, homer, iliad, grimes, pmw, philosophical-midwifery, appa-journal,...
Synopsis This is a paper Dr Grimes first presented at The First World Olympic Congress of Philosophy in Athens-Spetses, from June 27th to July 4th, 2004. , hosted by the International Association for Greek Philosophy (IAGP) , at the Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses. In it, he analyzes the growth of Achilles in Homer's Iliad from the perspective of Dr. Grimes’ own philosophical midwifery. This conference paper was later distilled into the (shorter) March 2005 APPA Journal article,...
Topics: philosophy, plato, homer, iliad, philosophical-midwifery, grimes, struggle-for-excellence